TxDOT to Host Public Meeting to Share US 75 Project

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a public meeting is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 22 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street) in Sherman, Texas, to share its preliminary plans for the US 75 Project in Grayson County with the public and other interested stakeholders.

The US 75 Project is being developed to provide long-term transportation and operational improvements on US 75 and US 82 in Grayson County. It follows the agency’s US 75 Corridor Study which assessed safety, maintenance and system efficiency, congestion and freight reliability, environmental sustainability, transportation choices and economic vitality along US 75.

The proposed changes to this important highway are designed to improve safety, address traffic congestion and improve traffic operations, and address deficiencies in this aging roadway. The US 75 Project will run from the intersection of FM 1417 south of Sherman northward to the intersection of FM 120 in Denison. Roadway changes and improvements will be constructed in phases as the project progresses, TxDOT officials said.

The overall goal of the US 75 Project is to reconstruct this portion of the highway to add main traffic lanes, continuous frontage roads and U-turns. Access and egress ramps, bridges, and highway intersections will be reconstructed as necessary, also using phased construction. The proposed highway improvements will include renovation of the US 75 and US 82 intersections, including frontage road lanes and U-turns, and intersection improvements at North Travis Street and Loy Lake Road.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend the March 22 public meeting to view preliminary project plans and to provide their input in this important planning process. No formal presentation will be given; the come-and-go public meeting format will provide interested citizens and others a chance to review project details and preliminary construction plans and schedules with TxDOT staff and consultants who are developing the project.

The overall project is valued at more than $161 million in phased construction costs, TxDOT officials said. The target date for phased construction to begin is December 2019.

Author: Staff Reporter

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